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. >> president obama delivers the state of the union address to a joint session of congress and a national prime time audience. look for the president to refocus on the issues most crucial to americans, jobs and the economy. now live to washington, dc, with the details. >> good morning, we should expect president obama will be much more specific than he was during the inaugural address. the white house says the big focus is on the middle class and the economy. >> president obama's state of the union speech will focus primarily on jobs and the economy and will be different in substance and tone than his inaugural address last month. >> the economy will be central to this speech and how we grow the economy so everyone can participate, pay your fair share. >> he will promote manufacturing and education and clean energy and infrastructure, and warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts in defense and education scheduled for march 1. avoiding the automatic cuts and adding additional spending would require congressional approval sending him on a collision course with house republicans. >> it i
michelle obama was among the people for their to pay respects. >> hadiya was gunned down in january just days after performing a presidential inauguration. >> police saidaken someone in te group pelton was standing with as a member of a rival gang. >> president obama is preparing to give the first step of the union address of the second term tomorrow. athena jones has a preview of what we can expect. >> the moment where he gets and on into erupted on challenged opportunity to talk to the country and define his agenda and what he thinks the debate in washington should be that is one of the most important powers the president has. >> president obama dave democrats a preview of what he would say. >> i will be talking about making sure we are focused on job creation here in the united states of america. it means we are focused on education and that every young person is equipped with the skills they need to compete peak in the 21st century. >> the white house says the speech will serve as a book in the to the inaugural address. >> we could see new policy that deal with issues like clean ener
for choke off hagel as defense secretary has been delayed and president obama is not happy about it. >> hagel is a former republican senator and a decorated vietnam veteran. a vote to end a gop filibuster fell two votes short. >> republicans are holding up the confirmation, demanding information on how the obama administration have the attack on u.s. diplomatic mission in libya. >> democrats call the hold of tragic. another voted expected later this month. >> the pentagon is creating a new metal that can be awarded to troops to have a direct impact on combat operations, but had never set foot in a combat zone. >> it is called the distinguished warfare metal. current defense secretary leon panetta gave his approval earlier this week. >> the head of the nra is firing back at president obama. >> criticizing comments he made during the state of the union address. >> he was talking to-build audience and says the president did not talk about keeping children safe at school. >> are hearing that he is more interested in taking away the rights of americans. >> the president use the state of
that the obama administration must first get some more questions about its handling of the terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in benghazi, libya last september. the vote to move forward with hage;s nomination fell just short of the needed 60 votes to break a filibuster and head to an actual vote. president obama use the social media site google + hangout to express his frustration. >> >> senate majority whip burkdick durbim office says the senate will take up another vote to move forward on hagel confirmation on tuesday, february 26th. senator john mccain says expect him to be confirmed. >> the federal aviation minister is and is looking for sites to test fly drones. the plan to create six drone test sites around the country. the goal is to allow widespread use of unmanned aircraft by 2015, but the faa is well behind on that deadline. not everyone is in favor of increasing the number of drones in the sky. privacy advocates worry that the widespread drone usually to subsurveillance society in which the public is constantly monitored. >> we will soon know more about what happened in a seale
, if congress and president obama do not agree. >> a 10-year old massachusetts boy found out the hard way that 9-1-1 really is only for emergencies. this began when the 4th grade did not want to go to bid. >> he got mad and he is like, you are mean, i will call the cops and i said, go ahead. call the cops. >> he did take her up but he hung up but the dispatch sent an officer to thous and he tried to hide, and the mom let the police in and they discovered him and they had a talk. he was too embarrassed but mom, says, yeses he learned his lesson. >> way to roar, tiger mom! he deserved that. >> sure there was a fee there and probably cost a bit. >> out of his savings. >> out of the his allowance. >> now the forecast. mike? >> we will look at the eastern third of the country to start if you are headed that way, the thunder snow and thunder vote hit the mid-southwest is in the upper midwest with delays in baltimore and chicago. at home, all is clear but we have a chance of light rain as we head in the afternoon hours and we will see increasing clouds around tahoe but dry at 79 and snow tonight and to
boulevard and obama bird ave. >> authorities say the man was light \ / \ not in a crosswk when he was struck. neither drugs or alcohol appear to be a factor in the collision. >> shoppers in redwood city may soon have to bring a bag or be prepared to pay for a paper one. >> the city council set to vote on a proposal that band's single use plastic bags at its march 11th meeting. the bags would not be allowed to all retailers except restaurants and nonprofits on top of the stores that, will charge 10ยข per paper bag. city officials say 42 million bags are used in redwood city each year the were not reduced the number by about 2 million per year. >> if is approved, the ban would go into effect april 20th fit. >> we will be back with more on the kron 4 morning news. >> with are backed at 4:24. >> horror stories are trickling in from see as tugs slowly bring the ill- fated trial cruise ship into port. >> the carnival will make its way back to this lland this afternoon not a moment too soon for more than 3000 passengers was for dedication turned into a nightmare, lasting more than a week. >> renee
between march and september. yesterday, president obama spoke with republican congressional leaders john boehner and mitch mcconnell. >> both sides i think aren't really making a move and both sides i think look bad in the process. >> members of the house and senate have been on vacation this week and are due back on capitol hill on monday. >>> and today president obama will meet with japan's prime minister to discuss the north korea nuclear threat. the u.s. and japan have a security alliance that dates back decades. the two leaders will also talk about trade and other economic issues. >>> united airlines is putting off using that boeing dreamliner at least until june 5. meanwhile boeing plans to go to the faa today with its idea to fix the plane's battery problems. the plane of course grounded since last month. japanese investigators say they have found an oil leak that was caused by an improper paint job that disabled a switch. they are still looking into that battery issue. >>> it's 5:18 right now. a dangerous prank. what happens when a teen t
there. >> interest in the stand off extended beyond alabama and president obama praised authorities for saving the little boy. >> thank you. a pair of suspected thieves face charges for using information from a contra costa newspaper list to burglarize a home in walnut creek while the owners were vacation similar to an incident involving the "los angeles times" where they took $1 million in valuables while people were on vacation based on a "los angeles times" delivery hold list. police believe an office machine repairman leaked the list and the contra costa times is trying to determine how the information was released. >> i have to get gas and i did not even need to put on a jacket. >> it is milder this morning. mike? >> you bigoted -- you big teddy bear. >> they are right. it is milder because of the cloud cover, from mid-40's to 50 degrees. not much radar return looking at the satellite. that is up in portland and toward seattle. the system will come through quietly but behind it we have sunshine tomorrow and a cooler weather, a little bit cooler but it will be nice to have the s
be over but president obama is still on the campaign trail. democratic party officials say the president will hold 14 different fundraising events this year for democrats campaigning for congressional seats. most of the events are held outside of the nation's capitol. democrats are looking ahead to the mid-term elections and the party wants to regain the house majority it lost in 2010. a group of four senators working behind-the-scenes on a bipartisan bill to expand background checks on sales is reportedly making significant progress of the the legislation they are working on requires background checks on private gun purchases made with non-licensed gun dealers. if the group can get a bipartisan propose it could get support from other conservative republicans who right now are opposing president obama's gun control plans. >> on this friday morning, that is the good news, but slick roads are not so good news. >> where are they? >> it rains most everywhere. the wet weather has ended but for the south bay where you were left out of the rain this time yesterday morning. you getting it this m
the test irresponsible and a vie haitian of u.n. security council actions^. >> president obama will give his state of the union address tonight and will push for additional government spending to promote manufacturing, education, clean energy, and infrastructure. he will warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts in defense and education taking place march one. you can watch the president's state of the union address live on abc7 and at abc7news.com starting tonight at 6:00. senator rubio of florida will deliver the republican response. >> tunnel in richmond is closed after the discovery of serious structural problems. the main route to point richmond. on friday part of the tunnel ceiling broke away and revealed a space the size of a pickup truck that should have been filled with earth against a concrete wall 2' thick. >> a large air void above the tunnel. it is disturbing because the ceiling of the tunnel really is only 5" thick which is not reenwe forced. >> so the federally funded $750,000 face lit will now be a huge structural repair job costing millions. >> not so simple any
looming over washington d.c.. president obama is back at work after a golf vacation. >> deep cuts that are due to take effect next month. but in washington either side of the political aisle is showing any sign of compromise over the deficit reduction. tory dunnann has the story. >> did some of the consequences president obama warm welcome reality if forced spending cuts take effect on march 1st. >> these cuts are not smart they're not fair that will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. >> democrats in the senate proposed a combination of more tax revenue from top honors. cutting agricultural subsidies and reducing defense spending after combat operations in afghanistan. >> house republicans refused to report any increases in tax revenues. >> the house speaker released a statement today the problem is government spending. don't deny the consequence of the cuts will be dramatic that is what is counter. >> why does the nine states knock of people over and prevent this quest from happening. >> the president is collin o calling
at risk and fly delays and fewer vaccines for kids. president obama this morning is saying people will not feel the full effect right away. also this morning, he is backing off the most severe warning, at a dynel we are business leaders rather than calling the cuts a fiscal cliff, president obama described the fallout of more of a tumble down work. $85 billion is coming out of the economy in less than 48 hours unless lawmakers can compromise. >> i have not seen things done in two days in washington, dc in some time. on the other hand, the good news is the public is paying attention to this and we are still ready to work with them to get something responsible passed. we can't do it alone. >> that was katie marzullo. >> he said democrats must accept some changes to government entitlement programs. the nonpartisan congressional budget office is weighing in and it finds the white house-backed legislation in the senate would raise the deficit through the end of the budget year by tens of billions. live in the newsroom for abc7 news. >> oakland mayor is focused on adding 200 new police
and they may take the issue of a couple of months from now. >> back in 2008 when president obama ran he was 4 same-sex union but not same- sex marriage. a. it seems as though a lot of people is in support. do you agree with the president? >> absolutely so. president de obama and filing a friend-of-the-court brief is a good move. good government is good politics. he is on the right side of history. i think it is the right thing to do. >> are you frustrated it took five years for him to make this decision? >> the wheels of politics, turn slowly. i am not very frustrated. i am glad to see it moving forward. no i am not really frustrated. i am happy to see it moving forward. >> we will get more reaction from people down here at the castro district hokan tell you he does do this he has one week. next thursday is the deadline for him to file responsible for the the court. >> we will see what happened will. thank you much. >> things are back to normal on the berkeley street after police had a standoff and shut down the area four hours. police surrounded the residence and the 1600 block of as a stree
alto. the vigils are planned by organizing for action, the group formed to support president obama's legislative agenda. >>> 6:08. on capitol hill, lawmakers now have less than a week to agree on a budget plan or face the consequences of automatic spending cuts. yesterday the president called john boehner and mitch mcconnell. none of the parties involved discussed the details of those phone calls. eric swalwell talked to anne makovec about the sequester. he calls it a murder-suicide for critical services. >> it's going to crash our economy and this is being done by some in congress who see no role for the federal government and they think that the best way to have cuts is to literally murder our economy and to get rid of critical services. >> the sequester would mean automatic cuts of $85 billion. you can see the rest of ann's conversation with the congressman sunday on kpix 5 this morning starting at 6:30 a.m. >>> meanwhile, president obama will meet today with japan's prime minister. they will be discussing the north korea nuclear threat. th
are set to kick in tomorrow. president barack obama and congressional leaders are scheduled to meet tomorrow the day of the deadline. this is a self created crisis in washington, these automatic cuts were put into the dead still in negotiations and it gave lawmakers more than a year off to, with better cuts. off to replace these across the board it would be of course congress would have to be unable to add. the irony here is that because the economy is improving the u.s. government actually already has an additional $84 billion in revenue so far this year. the federal budget is still 1.3 trillion dollars short this automatic cuts could affect california. with a projected loss of $10 billion in federal funds. >> police are asking the public for their help in finding an 11 year-old foster child who went missing monday morning after being dropped off at an elementary school in san leandro. myles oliverez was dropped off at madison elementary school on juniper street. he never returned to his foster home at the end of the school day. michelle oliverez does not have a known address b
isikoff is following this story for us. good morning. >> good morning. drone strikes, the obama's administration weapon of choice against terrorists are coming under new scrutiny after a disclosure of a justice department document obtained by nbc news that justifies the targeted killing of americans suspected of being top al qaeda leaders. this is as john brennan faces his nomination today pp a major reversal from the white house pp after years of secretsity, president obama directed to share with members of the house and senate intelligence committees a classified memo laying out the legal drowns for drone strikes targeting u.s. citizens who are suspected operational leaders of al qaeda. >> the news came after this white paper that summarized the legal arguments for targeting u.s. citizens who were sus secretaried al qaeda leaders such as a lackey kic al awlaki been charged for a crime. they call it a lawful ability of self defense and concluded they did not require that the target was plotting a specific attacks in the immediate future. the content contents of the memo drew sh
there seems to be a lack of urgency in the nation's capital. president obama set to meet with congressional leaders tomorrow, after the $85 billion in cuts will take effect. the senate is expected to vote today on competing democratic and republican plans to replace those spending cuts but neither bill is expected to pass. >>> the american economy did better than first thought in the last quarter of last year. >> here with a revised number is kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. good morning, frank. despite the worries over the federal budget cuts the stock market is on a rally the past few sessions. a lot of that because of the economy. it turns out that the economy did better in the 4th quarter of last year than first expected. commerce department with its first revision of gdp putting it at growth of a tenth of a percent. the original estimate showed a decline of a tenth of a percent. still very week and economists were looking for a better revision. they were looking for
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